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Rep. Karen Handel

Representative for Georgia’s 6th District

pronounced KAIR-uhn // HAN-dul

Handel is the representative for Georgia’s 6th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since Jun 26, 2017. Handel’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2019.

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Read our 2017 Report Card for Handel.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 100% NumbersUSA: 83% NIAC Action: D

Committee Membership

Karen Handel sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Handel’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
Sep 26, 2018. Passed 361/61.
H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion for the Department of Defense base budget, which is an increase of $17.1 billion above FY18 levels, and $68.1 billion ...
Yea H.R. 4667: Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, ...
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 251/169.

Missed Votes

From Jun 2017 to Nov 2018, Handel missed 0 of 807 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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